Poor sitting posture, prolonged computer work, over-head activities and fatigue contributes to neck pain.

Neck problems can present as any of the following:

  • muscular pain
  • stiffness
  • shooting or stabbing pain
  • pins and needles/ numbness
  • heaviness or pain of the arm.

Neck pain causes may include one of the following:

  • Traumatic injuries such as whiplash
  • Disc prolapse or protrusion

e.g. Cervical Spondylosis

  • Nerve entrapments OR compression
  • Neck joint and /muscle and / ligament injuries or sprains
  • Facet joint arthritis and/or dysfunction
  • Poor postural habits
  • Overuse and over work
  • Weak neck stabilizing muscles